Knifepoint mugging day before graduation


A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was injured in a knifepoint mugging in Uplands.

Around 10.30am on Sunday, an armed man approached the woman on Nyanza Terrace in Uplands and demanded money, before becoming involved in a scuffle.

The woman then received ‘minor’ injuries and was later treated in hospital.

The daylight knifepoint mugging comes before the first day of graduation week, where over 3,000 will graduate in 11 ceremonies.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane MacKay of Swansea CID said: “This incident happened at a busy time of the morning and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the suspect in the area of Nyanza Terrace either before the time of the incident or fleeing from the area and along Bryn y Mor Road to contact the police as soon as possible

“This was a very distressing incident for the victim who suffered a cut to her hand which required hospital treatment.

“We have increased our patrols in the area and would like any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.”

The suspect is described as white, male, in his 20s with short hair.

He was wearing a light grey top with a blue pattern, with his hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

A police helicopter and dogs were deployed in the search but the man was last spotted going along Bryn-y-mor Road and was not found.

Police are appealing for any information. Contact Swansea Central CID on 01792 450618 or 101 quoting occurrence number 1400251683.

The investigation continues.

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